Art Theft

  onionskin 09:40 11 Dec 2009
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Just read that a brick by artist Gavin Turk has been stolen from a London Art Gallery. The brick, valued at £3000 was stolen and replaced by a worthless equivalent.

the news item doesn't report how long it was before anyone noticed.

It occurs to me that the replacement brick should be examined by experts, to see if it has any artistic merit. It might even turn out to be worth more than Turk's original, in which case the thief who substituted it will look a right fool.

  Seth Haniel 09:51 11 Dec 2009

must be the brick that hit the experts on the head, for them to deem these items as art in the first place ;)

  Quickbeam 10:15 11 Dec 2009

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  canarieslover 11:35 11 Dec 2009

I thought it was 'two short planks', or is that a different piece of art?

  peter99co 11:58 11 Dec 2009

click here

A police spokesman said: “We can confirm we had a report of a stolen brick from a gallery and we are investigating it.”

Pity they have nothing better to do!

  Kevscar1 13:47 11 Dec 2009

There's mortar this than meets the eye.

  wiz-king 14:07 11 Dec 2009

Pink Floyd are the chief suspects.

  mr simon 15:02 11 Dec 2009

Shame they don't have any concrete evidence.

  Quickbeam 09:19 12 Dec 2009

Should it qualify to be in this list click here and if so, in which position would it merit?

  knockin on 12:59 12 Dec 2009

Wouldn't it be the foundation stone of the whole list?

  onionskin 21:10 12 Dec 2009

If it's recovered, it will be a reclaimed brick. I'm wondering how that would affect its value.

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